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Stories of Armenian survivors of 1915 compiled in new book

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The stories of Armenians who survived the mass killings of the late Ottoman era have been gathered in a book titled “100 years… Real Stories.” Hurriyet The 47 stories inside the book – which were collected as part of the “Turk Who Saved Me” project supported by the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office and realized by the Armenia-based Armedia Agency ... Read More »

Mosque’s land in Istanbul to return to Greek-origin citizen

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A precious plot on Istanbul’s Anatolian side, where a mosque is now located, has been returned to the 92-year-old sole heir of former Fener Greek Patriarch Maximus V, daily Milliyet reported on Dec. 18. Hurriyet Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals approved the decision to return the area, located in the Kadıköy district near the shores of the Marmara Sea, to ... Read More »

When the Art Is Watching You

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Museums are mining detailed information from visitors, raising questions about the use of Big Data in the arts – The Wall Streer Journal - ELLEN GAMERMAN - COMMENTS One morning last week, a team of experts at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum searched for hidden spots in the rotunda to conceal tiny electronic transmitters. The devices will enable the museum ... Read More »

Statement of Geert Wilders during His Interrogation by the State Police

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( Geert Wilders - Gatestone Institute ) - As a democratically elected politician I name the problems that I see…. That is my duty. That is why I have been elected. I rely on objective facts and figures…. Because they are the truth. I do not intend to hurt or offend people either… Already for over 10 years, I have lost my personal ... Read More »

Waleed Aly leaves ABC amid speculation he will join The Project

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Presenter who appears as regular co-host tipped to joint Ten show as permanent replacement for Charlie Pickering The Guardian – Amanda Meade Waleed Aly has resigned from his radio and TV roles at the ABC and the smart money is on him joining The Project on Ten as a permanent replacement for Charlie Pickering. Aly is a regular co-host of The ... Read More »

A new indigenous Stolen Generation

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Don’t ever sit comfortably in your armchair and describe the stolen generation as a thing of the past. Don’t do that. At this moment, there are 14,000 Aboriginal babies and children in foster care, out-of-home care, or residential care. The attempted annihilation of the First Peoples continues. Karen, a Kuku Yalanji woman, was the proud grandmother to a new baby. ... Read More »

Pope denounces euthanasia as ‘sin against God and creation’

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has denounced the right to die movement, saying it’s a “false sense of compassion” to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity when it’s a sin against God and creation. Pope Francis made the comments to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors on Saturday. Earlier this month, the Vatican’s top bioethics official condemned as “reprehensible” ... Read More »

CNN to pull out of Russia this year, latest victim of East-West chill

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International television news channel CNN is pulling out of Russia, amid worsening relations between Moscow and Washington. Russia launches Cold War-style media group The channel, which was launched in 1980 and has been broadcasting in Russia since 1993, has confirmed it will cease broadcasting in Russia at the end of the year. “Turner International is assessing its distribution options for ... Read More »

Denying problems when we don’t like the political solutions: Why conservatives, liberals disagree so vehemently

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There may be a scientific answer for why conservatives and liberals disagree so vehemently over the existence of issues like climate change and specific types of crime. Summary: There may be a scientific answer for why conservatives and liberals disagree so vehemently over the existence of issues like climate change and specific types of crime. A new study finds that people ... Read More »

Major Exhibition of Australian Aboriginal Art to Tour US Museums

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Nine Aboriginal Australian artists are coming to the US as part of a five-museum tour beginning next year. Taken from the collection of Miami-based collectors Dennis and Debra Scholl, “No Boundaries” will feature 75 paintings executed by Aboriginal artists between 1992 and 2012. Coinciding with Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015, the tour will include a stop at the Pérez ... Read More »